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Fikakciai, 4Ni) Bvsikirs Makarkh.
Oflloial Paper of ilic State and
..of OranRcburg County.
LARGER circulation than
NT OTlt?R pater in the co un
Volume Nine.
0^lThis" 'ii tho third isauo of .volume
M'Tr?he of ; the jOran?euurq News. It
TWiW*?e ??r endeavor to mako the prc
'''?nt1 vdlume interesting and instructive
public. Prcparatious aro upv on
to enlarge the News, whifch will
ng ",nM-nj|)fc \VjP ?hall
intcu?y?of thc
rn^PPF^^^^o give our readers a|
amount oP
ot nil times watch tho
iCounty, and keep our readers l^io^i
on all matters of a public nature! n <T
l.'^Wnl bespeak tho continuance of that
"'patronage which tho people of this
^ County have so liberally held out to the
An Important Decision.
glUO-Km. ~
The Supremo Court recently decided
..en. important point in regard to thc opc
ration of tho lien law, which tboso cn
' gaged in agricultural pursuits will find
interesting. '-The person giving the lien
indebted ! for a mule, aud irave a
'lien upon his crop for tho payment of
djKV debt, without any advances in
monoy or goods bciug made to him
?^e^Supreme .Court held, that in no
r;h.o .can .a mule be considered an "ad
:Wice"'i to be "expended" upon tho soil
which produces^th^B-op, ns is the true
intent and meauieWof t?statuto to
Secure advances few ngri?lturn 1 pur
pesos. The labors c? mulclnigk vcyy
properly be considered* a nevosstory s/up
^Jy ipr v the production of a crop; but a
*jk molojJinstead ? of' bciug woru v^ut and
^^r^HHHHBW?ss ^fn producing aS|Hj|
may be in much better condition and
moro vuluablo after tho crop is made
than"before. Upon these grouuds, the
Supreme Court declared that thc lien
Li ft: ??;??" . 'f ?
given was void and of uo .effect. It is
?\ore than probable that lieu s of this
character have been given recently, and
:WC'Call attention now to this decision,
iMPJ order that nooo may be surprised at
*fho*end of thc year, when an attempt is
made to enforce the lien.
?p -? yr.i'T ? !_
?? "'Where Kcsts the Blame ?
fiilO' j! . i j
f The report of tho Joint Special Cum.
.mittco appointed by the Legislature to
^investigate tho fuuding of the bonds,
"?tinder the Act known ns the Consolida
tion Act, is a very grave paper. It is
hWestiori merely of fact. If the facts
00(?f7;( L . ? ' . .
are as ifws report states them to be, it
vrould seem a matter of great impor
tance to the public interest that some
.cognizance of them should bo taken by
?the Legislature. The report states that
?978,000 of the 82,473,^84 93, funded
! to bounds under this Act, have been
declared, by the unanimous vote of thc
?onato, improperly fuuded. Is that so '{
Is 'the report true in this particular, and
if true,* is there no way to save thc
' pceplo from an unjust debt of ncr rly
$1,000,000? And who is responsible
r io\ thp funding of theso doubtful bonds ?
The report shows that a large amount
" of covjxma, which havo matured and been
paid, and ought to havo been canceled
are aleo funded, and declares it to be n
frr.tul on tho Stute. It specifies the
class, value and dates of these coupons,
apd points out four classes maturing
ana paid at four several dates, all of
which havo been funded, and which
'-'pnount to the sum of $154,021. This
1 n large sum for tho Stato to pay
rice?S^mo of these have not only
BU paid,but paid in gold. Arc these
louts or- ?bis committee truo or
^and upot^fcbom does the rcspon
fall? Thomittco say dis
with very Iwle courtesy,
jponsibi?ty restt on the
Find'ng that iny incriasiug duties -is
teacher and surveyor demand my undt
vidod attention, i feel called upon to
rcsigu my position in tho Times with
this issue.
In my editorial control of tho paper
T have endeavored, in my feeble way,
to advance those principles of pure and
liberal domocracy, which, in the lan
guago of Joflerscn, mean, "equal and
exact justice to all men, of whatever
stato or persuasion.'
As to the prosont popularity of these
views I have never given auy serious,
concern; being thoroughly satisfied with
their souudncss and ultima to triumph.
Of course, after this issue, I will Kavri
no influence iu the conduct of tho pa
per, but I cau at least indulge tho hope
that the chair which I now vncato may
bo moro worthily filled.
The above appeared in the last issue
of tho Times, ^e regret Mr. Mclli
champ's severance from the editorial
fraternity. Our relations with him in
lection have always been pleas
aut, anu^-ftravJa^jiH,, hope that his
successor, whoever he Diaj"li.',ni/M.wn*
tinuo to make the Time* a paper for the
people* We wish for Mr. Mcllichanip
success as surveyor and teacher.
? imrv - - . -n? i wi -
In tho matter of Cardoza it seems to
be generally understood now that both
bouses will adopt an address to tho Guv
crnor demanding the removal of the
treasurer, uudcr Article VII, Sectiou
2, of the Stato Constitution, which is as
follows :
"For auy wilful neglect of duty, or
any other reasonable cause, which shall
bot bo sufficient ground of impeach
merit, the Goveruor sh , II remove any
executive or judicial officer on tho ad
dress of two thirds of each House of
the Goneral Assembly : Provi-ted, That
the cause or causes for which said re
in oval may bo required, shall be stated
at length iu such address, and entere d
on tho journals of caoh House : And
provided further, That the officer intend
to bo removed shall be notified of such
This address on!
thirds majority of the
and the only thing that
treasurer is that the Conservatives v^
solidly against the add roes, and this is
uot probable, as the Conservatives seem
divided iu opinion.
???"MeoaOff ? -*-* -<mn^ar?
Tiic Great Scandal.
We have seldom smirched our col
umns with the proceedings of the Court
in the Ecechcr case.
But the testimony on the Tilton side
within the past few days has been of so
decisive und startling a nature we would
nut be justified in withholding for mor
al and merely sentimental reasons a
synopsis of the revelations made. Firs t
there was the evidence of the nurse
Cary, then that of Mrs. Tilton 's broth
er, aud last that of Mrs. Meulton, wife
of "The Mutual Friend." Thefirsttwo
related what they saw, and their voraci
ty must be impeached successfully by
the great Plymouth preacher, if he
stands. The last witness tells all she
knows of the foul business, gained chief
ly through interviews with Bo cell or and
Mrs. Tilton. Her story of IJeechor's
confession, remorse and despair is n
fearful piece of information, which if
not shown to be false, will damn the do
fendant iu tho great trial to infamy and
The case of Tilton from first to last
has been managed with signal and tnas
terly ability. The defence likewise has
been brilliantly and laboriously cotlduc
ted by the groat lawyer lOvarts and his
Apart from the legal aspects ul the
case as it stands trembling, we may say,
on tho verge of a decision which may
nevertheless bo postpouod some weeks,
still, and aside from tho affair viewed
?is a gigantic New York sensation, w'int.
must bo the average sentiment of 'ho
intelligent and disinterested public '(
Never was there profiuudei disgust, a
disgust am niotiug to Jiau'iea. Everybo
dy w?'|uld bo rid of tjie fearful social
nightmare. Everybody cries, 'Hold
euough," and yet the legal doses of the
miserable stuff uro measured out tons
with relentless precise tu aud delibera
tion. Oue thiug is a i>parciit?the pois
onous draughts carry ' thoir own an'i
dote- Tho sickened public damns the
whole ret, their falfcP morality their
mock religion, their beastly living aud
their atrocious and long drawn out per
juries, quite as much :as it derides their
curious friendships, Itheir 'tripartite
covenants,' their tears of contrition their
Judas kissing aud gencfal attitu linizing
A bad lot, one and all.? Wo are thank
ful that they must presently burst of
their own rottenness aild disappear from
the waters they h ive coir lrptcd by their
fetid and burdensome presence?dead,
putrid fish gotten out d* tho way not a
moment too so on.
Attorney ' Gtmeral Jlolton, in his
report to the pre.sen?, Gvmoral Assembly ,
dutiet and tb isc ol
speaking \f his
Solicitors, saysx.
years, j^it lias become com
"Of late
mon to charge tho ?$tdnicy General
and the Solicitors with dereliction o
duty, because id' their omission to prose
cute o(Tenders agaiiiat 'the law; and it
has come to be rogardedjis part of their
duty to discharge the! offices of the
detective and prosecute*, as well n?
those of the proseewjuz suloruey.
Whether this is duo to irtiora c.;, or to
the political malignity ol those who
know better, is a lu.Utci fif inditfe'cuec
?the result is the. sa no. N w and
then, the State's AttOinp^' '.. > eonscti
ted to be so employed, bit never, so far
as my reading goes, execftt lor purposes
of oppression and ofTictil prostlt /ion
On the contrary, it b.dun.Is to ilili ???
io stand between the prosecutor on the
oue band, aud tho ofleudu^ on the other,
consulting ahme tin: den?nds of justice
anil the interests of se^fy. It would
be the same principle iu Lind, it nut in
degree, to require it of;th h.i , t>
institute the proceeding |>on which b ?
shall subsequently pass
ty not be out
to the follow
last annual
o dut}' of the
the ircuit
s posili > i of
a position i
ice. Nor arc
?go tho offices
:;; ito is their
its do, should
aid- without
Atto rncy
Solicitors, to
prosecutor; iud CO'
inconsistent with
they called upon to dis
of the detective. Tin'
client, and, as other clio:
furnish to h r counsel tlu
which the advocate is always at dis
?advantage, 'l'lio Solicitor is expected
to contend with the bnjr without the
opportunity of preparation, in many
cases without knowledge |>f tin parties
? . . i I
involved, and with n uhingjof assistants
except the mere recital bf the olfm-m
contained in the warrant ?! the Trial
Justice, always impel fee j ly aud often
times erroneously ex preyed. In the
administration of justice this has always
been a serious impedimen t, and, cspcoi
all in cases where the ubjeet of tho
crime cannot take the position of prose
cutor, amounts practically ito a denial of
justice. It is the da y of till good
citizen to' inform crime in his com
muuity, and to actively oo-oporatc with
the ofTiccrs id' tho law in biin_ri"\
ofTondcrs to puiiishiiicut. Hut it is an
ungrateful duty, and it is a wise pro
verb that 'what's everybody's business
is nobody's busiucss.1 To provide in
some sort tigaiut this im ledimcut, lit ?
duties of public prosecutor might well
be devolved 11 poll OtlU ><l l lie (Joilllty
officers?tin; Coroner, perhi s more
properly than auy othur?who diotild
be required to inquire into and present
all olfuiHOi against the law!, and at each
term of the Court attend upon and
iiEsist l)ic prosecuting attorney. It was
this office, fearlessly and wdl p.irfoimijd
by the Committco of SevoOty, which in
New Volk City availed to oxpo-c the
crimes of the Tammany King and,
powerful and delimit asj they were, to
bring the leaders to i^dal and con
The trees arc j iiittin ;j^> it
the time to make love.
The Marion tiUtr, speaking of|
Treasurer Cardoza says :
"Wo hopo Id hear no more of "Chad
bands" froiii tho News and Courier or
from any other source, until this matter
is thoroughly sifted and justice meted
out to the offenders whoever they are.
Why should many obscure officials we
could name, be in the uetiitetitiary or in
jail for official misconduct in the matter
i I ti few thousand dollars, and this hugo
swindle of near a million, if not q uitc,
go unrebuked because the offender is
Stute Treasurer? This is not our plat
form in lighting for an honest govern
moot, and wo trust that our Legisla
turc, Conservatives, I iulependcots- and
Regulars, will allow no co isiderotiou to
deter them from tho performance of an
honest duty to an oppressed, cheated
and suffering people."
John Jones, state treasurer of the
state of Georgia, has been invited to ro
sign his itlicu by n committee of tho leg
islaturc, which has had a thorough ex
nmiualion of his books and p ipers, and
find him totally incompetent to manage
the financial affairs of the state. He
has paid $155,000 of bonds already
paid, and his accounts otherwise stand
in an ugly shape.? Greenville Ncwe.
Jones is a Georgia Democrat. Th is
should be some consolation to Cardoza
who appears to bo in the same bad box.
Anybody can write about the weather
It requires no originality to di-cuss it.
? Gi'cenmlle News.
That's the rcasm our Qrccnville
neighbor likes to "dis :uss" th : subjo ?
Mr. John Meioncy has gone tc build
ing a gain in Cnmdcu.
Centennial of ilm Gcrimtn
Fusilier Company.
Thc German fusiliers of Charleston,
South Carolina, will celebrate their
Centennial Anniversary on the third ui
May 1875, with cerciiionics appropriate
to so interesting an occasion.
In 1775. ono hundred years ago, and
bof i re the I.Yclara i ui of ludcpcndanoo,
the German citizens of Charleston
rill ed to the stau lud of American
rty. They orgauizod a c< rps for !
OC nfrvrtj CTTTU ii ti < T*iTnW"grOTv"
war f ir freedom an.I rendered sign il
.-"rvicvr in the establishment of self
government Their record i.t the
Utivolutioit !<ry struggle is a matter of
history. '1 heir services during that
memorable contest, under Geuer.il
Lincoln of the Cuutineutal army, aud
at the sieges of Savannah and Charles
t ii and on oilier battle li 'Ms are proud
testimonials of their patrotisai and de
votiou. They sealed their devotion to
that, eauso with the blood and lives of
man y of their numbers.
In SI 12 thc German Fusiliers were
again called upon to assist in the de
lcnee of the coast, and in IS3<>, when
the bloody tomahawk ol the sctninol e
drenched the p! 11:?Flori la with the
b!o"d of its pcopl ?. and the cry for
sticeor was again wafted to the shores
of Carolina, the German Fusiliers,
animated by tli?: spirit of '7(i, volun
tcored their services and aided iu ro
deeming their sister St.tie from thc
r utbless hand of the savage.
The company has through all the
vicissitudes and trials of the past ecu
tury preserved its organization, and is
now believed to lie the ol lest military
organization in the United States.
As only as 1702 they attached to
their military feature, a society for the
sip;.ort of their indigent widows,
orphans au 1 destitute members. In
this noble eauso of eh1' rity, they have
expended largo sums from their own
private resources; these have been
shattered by the calamities of the war.
This will be, as t< believed, thc first
military centennial celebration, in these
United State. Tho Fusiliers desire to
crown this centennial, not o ily by giv
ing interest and significance to the oc
casion, but also by placing upon a por
influent basis, a fund for the relief of
thc >\ i l ?WS ami orphans of their dvico is
cd members; these ohjocls would in Ieed
be lit mi 1 grateful memorials, of this
historic occasion. They therefore ap
peal with confidence to their fellow citi
zons throughout the broad expanse of
this Union, whose liberties', now enjoy
cd, they helped to achieve. Whatever
donations may be given for the pur.
posts will be gratefully acknowledged,
il CiKUhTS, Jno. Klinok,
Ii M?llmann, U F Wikters,
i) a Amme, k Von Santen,
C llEltnUSSU) C C I'l.knob,
A M i:n k '. 0 Mi i.r.Kit,
(' II iii i.M5N, F iiosentual.
Special Committee on Ccntcuuial.
Phceni x!
Has arisen from thefiames, an d
takes pleasure in announcing to his
he is in his NEW and LARGE
STORE at his OLD STAND ready
to serve ONE ami ALL as in da^|
Thanking a kind Public for their
Liberal Patronage before the Fir
would ask a continuance of the same
with the assurance on my part o
keeping UP MY STOCK to its OLD
Standard and REPUTATION,
J. Wallace Cannon,
j*<j:nix grocery house.
fob 1*7 eo

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